on January 1st 1970
16 hours and 13 minutes
“Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”
When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.
It didn't take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she'd seen in the international soccer icon - why she'd ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.
Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man who hadn't known she'd existed. So she isn't prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team's season: a quiet, reclusive shadow of the explosive, passionate man he'd once been.
©2015 Mariana Zapata (P)2015 Tantor
How the hell does she do it!?!!? Who in the world can take a 550+ book and make me want to BEG for a 100 pages more?? That would be Mariana Zapata. Every single time. She is just an amazing writer and story teller. You can never really tell how long her books are because you so completely consumed with the story itself. I’ve had Kulti on my list for a very long time, but glad that I waited to get my signed paperback at Books in Bourbon Country. Mariana is just a beautiful person inside and out and I plan to read everything this woman writes.
HOW DID I JUST READ THIS NOW? How did I come this far in my life without Sal and Kulti?
WTF guys?! Why weren’t you throwing this book at me for the past two years??? 😉 xo
I think it’s time to go on a Mariana binge. What should I try next? I’ve read Wall of Winnipeg and Rhythm, Chord and Malykhin.